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" On some fond breast the parting soul relies. Some pious drops the closing eye requires; Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who mindful of th... "
Poems by Mr. Gray - Page 145
by Thomas Gray - 1768 - 187 pages
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848
...longing lingering look behind ? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires ; Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of the' unhonour'd dead. Dost in these lines...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1877
...1751. " Ev'n from the tomb the voice of nature cries, Awake and faithful to her wonted Fires." 1768. " Ev'n from the tomb the voice of nature cries, Ev'n in our Ashes live their wonted Fires." 'The last is especially curious, as the improvement seems to have been...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...longing ling'ring look behind ? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires ;' Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th' unhonour'd dead, Dost in these lines their...
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The illustrated London reading book

English language - 1851 - 264 pages
...longing, ling'ring look behind ? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires ; Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th' unhonour'd dead, Dost in these lines their...
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The speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...longing, ling'ring look behind ? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires ; Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee, who, mindful of th' unhonour'd dead, Dost in these lines their...
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Uncle Valentine and Other Stories: Willa Cather's Uncollected Short Fiction ...

Willa Cather - Literary Collections - 1973 - 183 pages
...is quoting from Gray's "Elegy" on those obscure lives who even in death do not want to be forgotten: "Ev'n from the tomb the voice of nature cries, / Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires." "Double Birthday" more than any other story in this group of seven...
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Preromanticism

Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 500 pages
...life, which survives, perhaps only in epitaphs and in "trembling hope," but which is assuredly there: "Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, / Ev'n in our Ashes live their wonted Fires." The animals, the muttering poet, the lisping children, and the "still...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...behind? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; 90 Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. For thee who, mindful of th' unhonoured dead, Dost in these lines their...
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The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style

Jerome J. McGann - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 217 pages
...longing ling'ring look behind? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; Ev'n from the tomb the voice of Nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. (85-92) The passage speaks equally to and of those who both pass away...
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The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

Harold Bloom, Prof. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 157 pages
...longing lingering look behind? On some fond breast the parting soul relies, Some pious drops the closing eye requires; Ev'n from the tomb the voice of nature cries, Ev'n in our ashes live their wonted fires. Swift, Pope's Odyssey, Milton's Belial, Lucretius, Ovid, and Petrarch...
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